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All right, I'll try not to miss another week, so stop sicing him on me! Damn!
All right, I'll try not to miss another week, so stop sicing him on me! Damn!

Because I had a lot of work to do for school, I ended up skipping last week, so this one will cover both parts of "The Fairies' Homecoming".

Synopsis

This time, the Mediator and her assistant meet a girl whom turns out to be an android that can't remember what her mission was supposed to be. She also has an android comrade, but they're both pitted against each other due to their lack of memory, which could also get Watashi (Mediator) and her assistant killed.

Good

  • The exploration of the mysterious abandoned town is handled very nicely
  • Even though things are more serious this time, there are some funny moments from Mediatior's Assistant.

Bad

  • Just one, but it's a major spoiler for Part 2
If you happen to be a fan of Mediator's long hair, you're in for a very sad moment just like I was. :(

Weird

  • The android's battle in the drinking hole, but it was very entertaining.

Let's hope next episode also turns out wonderfully!

Highlights

That's not a torch, hon.
That's not a torch, hon.
...And not a single one given to me. :(
...And not a single one given to me. :(
Say what you want, but she pulls the cat ears off. <3
Say what you want, but she pulls the cat ears off. <3
We already had one Link impersonator, Assistant! We don't need another!
We already had one Link impersonator, Assistant! We don't need another!
And now we run into a Big Daddy from BioShock. Man, cosplay always gets crazier by the year...
And now we run into a Big Daddy from BioShock. Man, cosplay always gets crazier by the year...
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A small, yet important announcement to make: This will likely be the last QP before the articles will be back as NEWS Articles on the front page (Thanks to Sora_TheKey). We also won't add anymore Hentai entries to the articles (which means no more nasty Yaoi and Yuri manga for neither me nor Taka to cover [Yuri Hentai dosen't bother me but, still.]).

This time, we got people fighting each other with their Personae in a tournament (that chick over there, friggin' a! >_<), someone who doesn't like their big bro at all, a chance to re-live the first Pokemon generation again and we found someone who claims to be Daniel's sister.

Quick Rundown

Bigheart's Thoughts

I haven't read either Bakuman or Ultimo, but they're the most interesting manga out of this bunch to me aside of Slam Dunk. I only tried some of Bunny Drop and One Piece so far and not any of the other anime on that list. The big one for my week is Persona 4 Arena and the game is very good! So far, I'm being more used to Teddie and Chie, but my mains aren't decided just yet! <3

Takashichea's Thoughts

It's been a long time since I read Bakuman and Ultimo. I'm behind in them since I depend the public library. Toriko and Tegami Bachi looks interesting. I should give them a try, and I had a blast reading Pokemon Adventures. The only thing that I hate about the manga version is that they skip around a lot. In this week's anime releases, I have not tried any of them. I started getting into the One Piece craze after diving into the manga since June. I probably won't have time to try the anime. I wanted to try Bunny Drop since it scored 3rd place in the Anime Vice's Best of 2011, and it reminded me of Yotsuba.

This Week's Releases

Sources are from RightStuf.com, Amazon.com, GiantBomb.com and Gamestop.com

Anime Series and Movies

ImageName (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Bunny Drop (Full Series, Premium Edition)NIS America$69.99$48.99$51.998/7/12
One Piece (Season 4, Part 1 [Uncut DVD Version]FUNimation$39.98$29.99$23.998/7/12
Parasite Dolls (DVD Movie)AEsir Holdings$19.98$19.98$14.998/7/12
Rental Magica (DVD Collection 1)RightStuf$39.99$34.99$29.998/7/12
The World God Only Knows (Season 2, Blu-Ray and DVD)Sentai FilmworksBR: $69.98
DVD: $59.98
BR: $59.99
DVD: $55.78
BR: $41.99
DVD: $35.99
8/7/12

Manga Volumes

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 5Seven Seas$12.99$8.54$9.748/07/12
A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 4Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/07/12
Ai Ore Vol. 6Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/07//12

Air Gear Vol. 25

Kodansha Comics$10.99$8.16$7.368/07/12
Bakuman Vol. 13Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/07/12
Bleach Vol. 44Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Bleach Vol. 45Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Cage of Eden Vol. 6Kodansha$10.99$7.90$7.368/7/12
Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 5Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time Vol. 17Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
I Don't Like You At All, Big Brother!! Omnibus 1-2Seven Seas Entertainment$16.99$10.29$12.748/15/12
Kamisama Kiss Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Kaze Hikaru Vol. 20Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.497/25/12
La Corda d' Oro Vol. 16Viz Media$9.99$9.99$6.748/7/12
Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries Vol. 1Seven Seas Entertainment$11.99$11.99$8.997/24/12
Mameshiba: How to Be the Best Friend Ever Vol. 1Viz Media$6.99$6.99$5.248/7/12
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Pokemon Adventures Red & Blue Box Set 1 Vol. 1-7Viz Media$49.99$31.49$37.498/7/12
Slam Dunk Vol. 23Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Vol. 10Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Toriko Vol. 11Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Ultimo Vol. 7Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12
Voltron Force Vol. 3Viz Media$7.99$7.99$5.998/7/12
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Vol. 9Viz Media$9.99$9.99$7.498/7/12

Videogames of Interest

ImageNameSystem(s)Company(ies)SRPGamestop.comAmazon.comRelease Date
Persona 4 ArenaPlatstation 3
Xbox 360
Atlus Co.
Arc System Works
$59.99PS3: $59.99
X360: $59.99
PS3: $59.96
X360: $59.96
8/7/12

Extra Merchendise

These extras are for Persona 4 Arena (Pre-Orders) and Bunny Drop's releases. I actually got P4A via Pre-Order at GameStop and the Audio CD feels like a warm welcome since I like Yosuke and Mitsuru's themes. :)

And that's the gist for this week. See you next time! :)

If any of you don't mind, my Twitter Name is @MasterMenos while Takashichea's is also @Takashichea on Twitter. Follow us and note that it's a good thing Hentai titles weren't allowed from QP's anymore after all, otherwise, the "Hooligan" joke I was about to make would've made Kanji electrocute us. That would be very bad.

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Another week, another QP to release even though we're also fighting the good fight in school. This time, the Strike Witches rule the skies again, two Marvel Anime series come back to haunt us, we run into someone else with a vampire for a boyfriend and we wield our own Keyblades for yet another adventure.

Quick Rundown

Bigheart's Thoughts

For manga, the Alice franchise still sounds interesting while Bizenghast is still intriguing to me after all these years. I hope to read it soon. As for anime, Baccano! and Strike Witches Season One are awesome as all hell to me. They were really fun to watch. I haven't gotten into the Sacred Blacksmith or Hatsukoi Unlimited, but I thought the Blade anime was good. I have a mixed feeling about KH:3D, but the gameplay looks pretty good. There was also an Hentai movie with a rather ridiculous name I had to discuss with Taka. XD

Takashichea's Thoughts

For the new manga releases, I'm interested in the Jack the Ripper, Angel Para Bellum, and Bizenghast due to their premises. Bizenghast is about a girl who is forced by a contract to free ghosts in order to get her freedom. If she fails, she will die and her corpse will remain in the mausoleum. Lately, I haven't read a lot of mystery, supernatural, and horror genre. I just ordered Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz for my little sister, and today, I just bought the Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance for her as well. In the latest anime releases, I am disturbed by the Fifty Shades of Hentai, and I learned it was inspired by a book called Fifty Shades of Gray which is about the same topic, BDSM. I haven't tried any of them, but I'm interested in Baccano! when I read Superevil225's Beginner Guide.

This Week's Releases

Sources are from RightStuf.com, Amazon.com, GiantBomb.com and Gamestop.com

Anime Series and Movies

ImageName (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Baccano! (Full Series, Blu-Ray)FUNimation$59.98N/A$49.987/31/12
Blade (Full Series, DVD)Columbia$19.99$14.99$17.997/31/12
Fifty Shades of Hentai (DVD Movie)Adult Source Media$24.99N/A$18.747/24/12
Golgo 13: The Professional (DVD Movie)Eastern Star$19.95$14.99$14.967/24/12
Hatsukoi Limited (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$44.45$37.497/31/12
The Sacred Blacksmith (Full Series, DVD)Sentai Filmworks$49.98$34.99$29.997/31/12
Strike Witches (Season One, Blu-Ray & DVD)FUNimation$54.98$37.99$41.247/31/12
Wolverine (Full Series, DVD)Columbia$19.99$14.99$17.997/31/12

Manga Volumes

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Vol. 1Seven Seas$13.99$10.40$10.497/31/12
Angel Para Bellum Vol. 1Seven Seas$11.99$8.81$8.997/31/12
Bizenghast Vol. 8Udon Entertainment$15.99$25.00$10.997/31/12

Deltora Quest Vol. 7

Kodansha Comics$10.99$10.34$8.247/31/12
Jack the Ripper: Hell Blade Vol. 1Seven Seas$11.99$11.99
or
$4.99 (Kindle)
$8.997/31/12
Miles Edgeworth Vol. 1Kodansha Comics$10.99$11.27$8.247/31/12
My Boyfriend is a Vampire Vol. 5-6Seven Seas$15.99$10.32$11.997/31/12
Negima! Magister Negi MagiOmnibus 5 (Vol. 13-15)Kodansha Comics$19.99$10.74$14.997/31/12

Video Games of Interest

ImageNameCompany(ies)System(s)Gamestop.comAmazon.comDownload Marketplace PriceRelease Date
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceSquare Enix,
Disney Interactive Studios
Nintendo 3DS$39.99$39.99N/A7/31/12
Growlanser IV: Wayfer of TimeAtlus Co.,
Atlus USA
PSP/VN
PSP
$29.99$29.96PSP/VN: N/A7/31/12

Extra Merchandise

The merchandise from KH3D and Baccano's Blu-Ray releases look rather plentiful from Bigheart's (my) view. See for yourselves, everyone!

That's it for this week. The next one feels very exciting, so look out for us then!

If any of you don't mind, my Twitter Name is @MasterMenos while Takashichea's is also @Takashichea on Twitter. Follow us and note us if we totally missed anything important. Not that we did, though...

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Fancy seeing you guys here!
Fancy seeing you guys here!

The shoe is on the other foot for our heroes this time as Mediator, Her Assistant and Y are all stuck in a blank dimension only to realize that they're actually in a manga that happens to be created by the Fairies. Now it looks like they have to make it an interesting story, or they'll be cancelled (which could result in death or worse).

Synopsis (via myself, from Screened)

The Mediator, her Assistant and Y are all mysteriously stuck in a manga that the fairies created and must devise an interesting plot to advance into the next panel, or else they will be cancelled and it could cost them their lives.

Good

  • I like how the Fairies created the dimension as well as the rules for it.
  • How the "Manga" was handled resulted in a rather amusing predicament for the three to handle.
  • Gives some truth about Japan's Manga Industry.

Bad

  • Some of Y's ideas in this episode were totally panned out after the second use, especially with her "Twists" to the manga.

Weird

  • The genre-bending turns into an entirely puzzling experience with everyone.

All we can do is to wait for the next episode to see what type of chaos that The Mediator will have to endure. ;p

Highlights

Schoolin' the rookies about manga. <3
Schoolin' the rookies about manga. <3
It's all fun and games until you realize that you're not on the top 3.
It's all fun and games until you realize that you're not on the top 3.
Now's not the time for any games, Assastant.
Now's not the time for any games, Assastant.
"Stick &squot;em up!"
"Stick 'em up!"
KAMEHAA- WAIT! I don't have enough power for that attack! D:
KAMEHAA- WAIT! I don't have enough power for that attack! D:
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YAY! We get to release this Quick Picks article on the exact same day that the actual releases are present! <3 I hope this happens more often, even though we're still in our college classes. This week, FUNimation re-releases the blue-kimono girl I knew since the late 2000's, Zombies STILL run amok in High School, the afterstory of a series that might've made you cry returns on Blu-Ray and we wonder Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego Yuki Nagato.

Quick Rundown

Bigheart's Thoughts

I remember watching Ai Yori Aoshi years ago. It was pretty good on my book and I thought it was one of the Romance-Themed Anime that aren't on BS Island. Now I'm thinking of re-visiting Season 1 via Hulu just to refresh my memory. However, I ave yet to see Clannad's 1st season and I'm very unfamiliar with the rest of the anime listed. The Disappearance of Yuki Nagato-chan sounds pretty interesting, I read some of Black Butler and I have yet to read HSOTD and "Is This a Zombie!?". Hopefully, either of them turn out good on my end. One last thing to point out is that I doubt that "I've Seen It All" is about internet videos at all. @___@

Takashichea's Thoughts

For anime releases, I have not tried any of these, but I'm interested in Clannad because its art style looks like Cardcaptor Sakura. I watched one episode of Ai Yori Yoshi due to Dream's hint on a special wiki side project. I'm not interested in the show.

For manga releases, I'm so stoked for Is This a Zombie Vol. 2 and Soul Eater Not Vol. 1. I never heard of a spin off series of Soul Eater that has an all female main cast. I'll try to get Twilight's manga adaptation just to tease my little sister who hates the novel. My little sister would smile when she sees this blog's latest manga releases because she is fan of Black Butler and Pandora Hearts. I'll get it or borrow them from the library. Lastly, we still get more yaoi titles. I find it interesting that there is more non-yaoi hentai anime than yaoi while there are more yaoi manga than strange hentai manga. Plus, All these adult books are sold on July 25, and only Colorful Harvest is a straight hentai series.

This Week's Releases

Sources are from Amazon.com and Rightstuf.com.

Anime Series

ImageSeries (Format)CompanySRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
Ai Yori Aoshi (Complete Series [Both Seasons, including an OVA episode])FUNimation$49.98$44.99$29.997/24/12
Armitage III (Complete Series)FUNimation$29.98$24.99$22.497/24/12
Clannad After Story (Complete Series, Blu-Ray)Sentai Filmworks$89.98$59.48$67.497/24/12
Fushigi Yugi (Season One DVD Set)Media Blasters$49.99$27.99$37.497/24/12

Manga Volumes

ImageName & VolumePublisherSRPAmazon.comRightStuf.comRelease Date
13th Boy Vol. 12Yen Press$11.99$9.49$8.997/24/12
Black Butler Vol. 10Yen Press$11.99$9.02$8.997/24/12
Book Girl Novel Vol. 5/ or
Book Girl and the Wayfarer's Lamentation
Yen Press$11.99$9.59$8.997/24/12

Colorful Harvest

Project-H$17.95$11.61$13.467/25/12
Countdown 7 Days Vol. 3Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$12.95$9.717/25/12
Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$8.90$8.997/24/12
Drifters Vol. 2Dark Horse$12.99$6.98$9.747/25/12
Durarara!! Vol. 3Yen Press$11.99$8.90$8.997/24/12
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Vol. 4Vertical$10.95$8.13$7.347/24/12
Highschool of the Dead Vol. 7Yen Press$13.99$10.07$10.497/24/12
Is This a Zombie? Vol. 2Yen Press$11.99$8.81$8.997/24/12
Itazura na Kiss Vol. 9Digital Manga Publishing$16.95$12.717/25/12
I've Seen It All Vol. 1Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$12.95$9.717/25/12
The Man I Picked UpDigital Manga Publishing$12.95$6.96$9.717/25/12
Pandora Hearts Vol. 11Yen Press$11.99$8.90$8.997/24/12
Replica Vol. 3Digital Manga Publishing$12.95$12.95$9.717/25/12
Soul Eater Not! Vol. 1Yen Press$11.99$8.81$8.997/24/12
Twilight Vol. 2Yen Press$11.24$10.98$11.247/24/12
X/1999 Omnibus 3 (Vol. 7-9)Viz Media$19.99$12.37$14.997/24/12

If any of you don't mind, my Twitter Name is @MasterMenos while Takashichea's is also @Takashichea on Twitter. Follow us and also, tell Takashichea's Little Sister that we said "Hi". :)

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